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Lee County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Lee County NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Lee County 2017 Property Tax Guide

How Much Are Property Taxes in Lee County

If you're considering a move to the greater Raleigh area, or just a relocation within the Triangle, you've probably wondered how much the yearly property taxes will be for your new home.

Lee County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Lee County NC

Where is Lee County? Lee County is located south of Chatham County, south west of Wake County and north west of Harnett County.

Lee County encompasses the city of Sanford and the Carolina Trace fire district.

Find Out What District Your New Lee County Home is Located In

Ask your real estate agent what fire district or town the property resides in.  If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Lee County Tax Records site.  

The chart below shows the 2017 Lee County property tax rates.  If you are relocating to a home inside a town or fire district, the tax rate will generally be higher.  If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be extremely low.

The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located:

Lee County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Lee County NC

 

What will I actually pay in Sanford property taxes?

The Lee County property tax chart is not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it. 

  1. Take the assessed value of the property.
  2. Divide by 100.
  3. Multiply by the combined 2017 tax rate.
  4. This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2017 fiscal year rates. For Sanford, the combined rate is 1.395.

And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.

Lee County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Lee County NC

Lee County has some of the lowest property tax rates in the Triangle area.  There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Lee County Property Tax page for most recent information.

As you can see, the city of Sanford is one of the most expensive places to live in Lee County NC

When looking at properties, don't take the "city" address for granted - you could be in a different county, with different tax rates, depending on where exactly the property is located.   

Want to Compare Property Tax Rates?

Compare property tax rates in Lee County to other counties in the area.

Wake County Property Tax Rates 2017

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2017

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2017

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2017

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2017

Alamance County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2017

Lee County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Lee County NC

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Lee County Property Tax Rates | New Homes Lee County NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 @ 13:12 PM

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Lee County NC 2011-2012 Property Tax Guide

How much do property taxes cost for Lee County NC new homes?

 Lee County North Carolina

Whether you're considering relocating from the other side of the country or the other side of the Triangle, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.

Where is Lee County located? Lee County sits between Chatham County, Harnett County, and Moore County.

Lee County is home to Sanford.

When were Lee County NC property values last adjusted (assessed)?

Lee County revalues all real estate at least every eight years, per NC requirements. 

This procedure allows the Tax Department to adjust the appraised value of real estate to reflect the property's true value in light of changing real estate market conditions. 

The chart below shows the 2011 Lee County property tax rates. If you are relocating to a home inside a town or fire district, the tax rate will generally be higher.  If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be low.

The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located. 

 

Lee County Property Taxes

The Lee County property tax chart is not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it. 

How do I use this table?

1. Take the assessed value of the property.

2. Divide by 100.

3. Multiply by the combined 2011 tax rate.

4. This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2011 fiscal year rates.

 

Example Property Tax Calculation

For example, Sanford has a town rate of 0.54, and the Lee County rate is 0.75. 

Add the two together - the total tax rate for Sanford, NC is 1.29.

To get up-to-date Lee County tax information, visit the Lee County Property Tax Records Site.

Lee County Property Taxes Assessed 2011

 

 

This table gives sample property tax bills for all the municipalities and fire districts in Lee County.

 

 

 

 

 

Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?

Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.  If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax. 

What County Will My New Home Be In?

When looking at properties, don't take the city address for granted - you could be in a different county, with different tax rates, depending on where exactly the property is located.

 

Want to compare the property tax rates of counties throughout central North Carolina?

Alamance County NC Property Tax Rates 2011Lee County NC New Homes

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2011

Cumberland County Property Tax Rates 2011

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2011

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2011

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2011

Johnston County Property Tax Rates 2011 

 

Lee County, NC Relocation Resources:

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